The Holocaust is a taboo subject. Deny it and instantly you are simultaneously labelled an anti-Semite, Nazi sympathiser, conspiracy nutter and tarred for life as a “Holocaust Denier” – a social outcast. Fortunately the gloss is wearing off the spin in some quarters and new generations are becoming more alert to the manipulation of Political Correctness but what REALLY happened in WW2? Even for seasoned truthseekers, answering this question is actually not easy.
Here is my take, having spent hundreds of hours pouring over the claims and counterclaims. It’s a succinct and handy summary of the key issues, something rarely found, even in revisionist circles.
The essence of the mainstream story is that in World War 2, Hitler implemented what was called his “Final Solution” [to the Jewish problem], being the wholesale murder of six million Jews by gassing in the dedicated “extermination” camps of Nazi Germany.
Revisionist historians find fault with all aspects of the standard claims. They claim that the “Final Solution” was eviction not murder; the figure of six million Jewish deaths in WW2 is exaggerated by a factor of 10x; the camps were concentration camps not extermination camps and that the few very small gas chambers actually deloused clothes and not used for killing people. They claim widespread fraud in and a critical absence of key evidence supplied to support the claims. They conclude that the claims are simply not credible, are impractical and often a total impossibility. Some will go further and identify the reasons for the fraud and comment on the storytellers’ motives and agenda.
Passions run high. In conflict situations Revisionists are generally sneared at, ignored or attacked personally. For the record I’ve conducted hundreds of hours research into the subject over years and have no doubt that the questions and assessment of the Revisionists are valid – there is clearly an agenda; there has been a massive fraud perpetuated for six decades. The bulk of their points are simply unanswered and often unanswerable questions relating to supposed facts (not motives or personalities) and their logic is generally sound.
Some specialise in certain aspects of the Holocaust story, others approach it from a big-picture. Some are aggressive, seeking to promote inquiry and discussion. Some dig into the philosophical roots getting personal. Others stick with expressing doubts and more passive questioning.
It’s very revealing to analyse the general approach from each side to the conflict. Those who promote and defend the mainstream story generally attack the messenger (not the message) discussing motives* and avoiding the subjects being raised**. There are some not averse to aggressiveness. Those who question however, tend to speak rationally, address the key issues and in the main avoid logical fallacies (such as strawman arguments, ad hominem attacks, claims to authority and so on).
The Key Issues
There are three key issues in “Holocaustism” (the mainstream thesis on the Holocaust), excluding motives for either embellishment or for questioning:
1. The “Final Solution” – a supposed deliberate intent to kill by Hitler and the Nazis
2. The “Gas Chambers” – the claimed method of extermination (gas chambers in concentration camps)
3. The “Six Million” – the number of deaths, widely claimed as 6 million Jews
In summary, my take is that there is no evidence that the “Final Solution” was designated as deliberate death. Most evidence indicates that Hitler’s intent was and always had been designed as deportation although a very small amount of evidence could perhaps be viewed as ambiguous. All evidence for the existence of dedicated gas chambers however, and for their claimed method of operation is either reasonably proven fabricated or is implausible. All. There is to me also no credible evidence for deaths of six million Jews in WW2, however the six million figure claimed does have widespread acceptance in Holocaustism. Revealingly it also has mystical/symbolic value to Zionists supporting the creation of the state of Israel and a long history of usage going back to pre-1900 days. Prophecy existed that the state of Israel would only come into existence after the martydom of six million Jews.
So what gives? Leaving aside the identity and motives of storytellers for the moment, what really happened?
The Likely Truth
1. The Final Solution
Hitler hated the Jews. In the 1930s he’d just come off a war (WW1) in which he’d personally witnessed them cause Germany a lot of trouble. He wrote and spoke extensively both in public and in private about the problem, identifying the Jews’ capacity to enrich themselves and extend what he considered to be undue influence over German society. In this regard he was no different to many other countries who for centuries before had seen the same and expelled them. He wanted them gone from Germany and in this sense he was decidedly anti-Semitic. In none of Hitler’s writing and speeches though is there even one reference to killing, let alone mass-murder, although he had ample opportunity to mention this in his many [documented] private discussions. There are translation issues the two words Hitler commonly used (ausrottung & vernichtung***) when discussing his long-term general intent and his major deportation operations. Claims by way of explanation that he deliberately hid his intent are totally implausible, actually ludicrous, let alone revealing to the discerning that there is actually NO documentary evidence! (Shhhh!)
What he did do during the first couple of years of wartime was to round Jews up into some 1,000 areas called ghettos, simply areas in which the Jews had to live (but could trade and travel freely from) in preparation for deportation – mainly to the East. As the war progressed and his Nazi operations could affect the deportation, large numbers of Jews were shipped Eastwards to the Polish and East German concentration camps, some for work duties, most shipped onwards as far as possible into the former Russian territories. The camps were of course located where the railway tracks changed from German to Russian gauge. Amongst the Jews, fear of “the Germans coming and knocking on the door” were real and perfectly valid, and clearly SOME aggression and deaths did occur. Note that I am not denying all deaths nor making a quantitative estimate, nor passing value-judgement nor justifying the Nazi conduct here.
In Summary, “The Final Solution” was a concerted effort to remove Jews from German society during the period 1930s to the end of WW2, first by political means, then by containment, then physically by shipping them Eastward on trains.
2. The Gas Chambers
Holocaustism’s credibility rests or dies on validating the Gas Chamber stories. No Gas Chambers means no Holocaust, period! This is not because gas chambers are required for a Holocaust, for clearly bullets could have done the job, but because this has been the essence of the claims since Holocaustism commenced – “The Nazis Killed Six Million Jews In Gas Chambers” IS the story – there are no other versions of it, thus the existence or otherwise of Gas Chambers is vital to establishing the truth.
Since the outbreak of Holocaustism there has a been much discussion about the subject, many claimed to have seen the gas chambers, many have talked about them and there are some claimed remnants of them however not one piece of credible evidence, not one, exists.
Both sides of the Holocaust controversy know the importance of this subject and so ‘hammer it’ hard. Revisionists have literally dozens of key questions that have never been answered, for they can never be answered. Even a cursory glance over key revisionists materials brings serious doubt into the Gas Chambers claims: Was the use of ZyklonB (cyanide) for delousing or killing? Why did they use diesel fumes in some camps when they had more vastly more efficient options available to them? How could the Gas Chambers actually have worked? Answers to these questions are either simply non-existent or implausible. Secondary questions like ‘Where did all the bodies all go?’ or ‘Are there any more plausible explanations for what is claimed?’ and tertiary questions such as ‘So where is the evidence of massive funeral pyres for burning hundreds, if not thousands of bodies a day in the aerial photographs?’ or ‘Where’s the evidence for [enter your concern here]?’ are all just the tip of the iceberg. This does not even touch the myriad of questions about questionable testimony from so-called reliable witnesses. Questions such as “Why are so many lies needed?” and “Quo bono?” are challenging to the Holocaust proponents. A simple post-war Russian reconstruction of morgue in Auschwitz for example is presented as actual evidence of extermination of a million Jews!
The details of the story have changed, and changed, and changed over the years! There is a decided lack of corroborating evidence from Allied leadership. Churchill for example totally omits any mention of the Holocaust in his tomes documenting the war when he of all people would surely mention it and ‘give it heaps’! The Red Cross and the Vatican at the time reported no evidence of the Holocaust and specifically said that they never saw any Gas Chambers. Years later however the Russians (who had a major vested interest in demonising the Nazis to cover their massive killing) claimed that they DID, which when taken up by others who stood to benefit, was the start of mass indoctrination of the world. False evidence, wild claims and contradictions have been presented, debunked then regurgitated ad infinitum but the Gas Chambers as a central plank of the story has remained!
In Summary, “The Gas Chambers” never existed thus the Holocaust as claimed is largely fiction. Concentration Camps were internment camps, work camps and located in the East used as holding camps pending primarily Jewish (but also homosexual, Gypsy & other ‘undesirables’) deportation Eastwards. ZyklonB was used for delousing and deaths were either almost entirely natural or as a result of disease, two notable outbreaks being in 1942 and at the end of the war when Nazi Germany’s infrastructure broke down. The rooms designated as Gas Chambers were tiny, could never be used for the claimed purpose technically and never in a million years have performed the volume of exterminations claimed.
3. The Six Million
The Germans are a very thorough people. Their extensive records show all official deaths in the concentration camps total between 300,000 and 500,000 people (a large proportion Jews of course) during the period of the war. Figures depend on which camps you include and what years and how you view data. The official German figures of around one-tenth the Holocaust story is in my opinion credible. Revisionists themselves vary in their estimates but lean closely to the German accounts. They are however generally averse to naming an actual death figure because of the serious issues relating to gathering and interpreting statistics. Not so Holocaust promoters. Despite incredible discrepancies in HOW the figure is derived [see the graphic above – High Res Image], vastly changing estimates over many years by key sources and proven fraud time after time, the figure Six Million remains unchanged in the mainstream stories. This shows all the markings a cult – where a certain belief is sacrosanct but the validations change (sometimes many times). This belief is basically a top-down agenda driven belief system. Truthseekers on the other hand assess the evidence then derive their opinions from the facts going any/either way according to the evidence. There is no credible evidence for the death of Six Million Jews in WW2, and by gassing at the hands of Germany’s Nazis. Establishing and comparing Jewish population numbers in Europe, Germany and the various countries that Germany took control of and then lost control of is not easy, except to those who have a story to peddle in which case accepting non-original sources, guesswork and fabrication are acceptable. Many Jews WERE deported and survived. The global diaspora towards and at the end of the war plus the creation of Israel are proof of that. Death numbers of [primarily] Jews in the German Concentration Camps correlate closely to the official figures, which record mostly natural deaths.
In Summary, unsurprisingly from the issues mentioned above that indicate the entire Holocaust story has major credibility issues, there is simply no credible evidence proving the Six Million figure. Deaths were likely less than one tenth of the claim.
Holocaustism is a religion. It is a cult-like belief system in a concept that has widespread and long-term support enforced by powerful people with a vested interest. It is empowered through ignorance and often fear of being called an anti-Semite, Nazi sympathiser and being labelled a Holocaust Denier. I am not the former (I have been actively praying for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem for more than three decades); some of the Nazi thoughts and activities were downright evil and having done the research, as well as being fearless to speak my mind, I have no issue being labelled the latter. Detractors can (and do) call me what they like. In fact, it is an act of liberation to be labelled an “intellectual outcast”. Such people make their true nature known with their accusations, for I do not claim to be an academic, nor an intellectual – simply a truthseeker with a brain and fearless to write about what I find!
I do not recommend that people with careers that could be affected or who require widespread social acceptance to live their lives take on TPTB publicly like me and announce their belief that the Holocaust story is a massive fraud. Ignoring the possibility that a fraud exists is perfectly understandable, although not my style, but to accept or even worse to defend something that has so little credibility though is foolishness in the extreme.
There are none so blind as those that don’t wish to see.
I have no beef either way, whatever happened is something that occurred in the past and there’s nothing I can do about it now. Some, like Victor Hafichuk from Path Of Truth Ministries, say that because I question the mainstream story, that I am like the Nazis and repeat the injustices they dished out. To them I say, “Nonsense!” I do say on the contrary though that it is worse to bear false witness when in 2015 we have excellent opportunity to identify the truth and to stand FOR it. I’m perfectly happy to believe the Holocaust if I can see evidence that makes sense. At the moment though, in my book it’s a slam-dunk for the Revisionists and zip for the other guys.
I predict that within a few short years, the Holocaust story will come into line with Pearl Harbour, 9/11 and many other “stories” force-fed by interest groups through the mainstream media. Of course in the fullness of time we’ll all know the full story, assuming that there is life after death of course.
Thanks for bearing with me today. It’s been an important and challenging subject we’ve dealt with and I trust that you’re a little more informed and wiser as a result of reading.